New leader named for the Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Press release from the issuing company
TORONTO, Feb. 10 - Xerox Corporation has appointed Dr. Hadi Mahabadi to vice president and centre manager of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) one of the company's premier research labs. The appointment was announced today by Hervé Gallaire, chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group. Also today, Dr. Mahabadi met with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to discuss the future and importance of research and development in the Province and across Canada.
In his new role, Mahabadi is responsible for the operations, vision and direction of XRCC. One of five Xerox Innovation Group research centres, XRCC was founded in 1974 in Mississauga, Ont. to investigate and develop next- generation imaging materials and consumables such as toners, inks, photoreceptors and specialty media.
Mahabadi is also a distinguished innovation veteran at Xerox, and has been with XRCC for 23 years. Since 1981, he has held a variety of managerial positions, most recently as XRCC's associate centre manager. In 1997, Mahabadi received the Xerox President's Award, the corporation's highest honor for individual achievement, and the following year was the recipient of Xerox's Chester F. Carlson Award for the highest number of US patents. Mahabadi personally holds more than 60 US patents.
Additionally, he has led teams that developed materials for many Xerox products, including toner resins and carrier coating materials for high-volume production printers such as the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and DocuTech100 and 120; and solid ink components for Phaser printers. He was also instrumental in the development of Emulsion Aggregation toner, the latest generation of toner technology introduced in 2001 that yields superior print quality and narrows the gap between colour and monochrome printing costs.
XRCC is also the home of neXus, a facility where customers and guests can get a glimpse inside the company's labs and explore new, landmark technologies from Xerox.
Xerox Corporation operates five research and technology centers in the United States, Canada and Europe that conduct work in colour science, computing, digital imaging, work practices, electromechanical systems, novel materials and other disciplines connected to Xerox's expertise in printing and document management. The company consistently builds its inventions into business by embedding them in superior Xerox products and solutions, using them as the foundation of new businesses, or licensing or selling them to other entities. For more information, visit www.xerox.com/innovation.
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